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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 17 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Post update

    Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back with more at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Mild and dry

    Kaye Forster

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry night but there will be more cloud developing and the breeze will pick up too.

    It will be a milder night than last night with a minimum of 2C (36F).

  3. Brewers sign striker

    Burton Albion have signed striker Mickaël Antoine-Curier on a contract until the end of the season.

    Mickaël Antoine-Curier

    The French-born Guadeloupean most recently played for Hamilton Academical, scoring eight goals this season in the Scottish Premier League before being released.

  4. Rapper heading for Derbyshire

    Snoop Dogg has been announced as the headline act of the 10th Y Not Festival in Pikehall.

    Snoop Dogg

    Festival organiser Simon Mawbey said: "He's a global icon and to be welcoming him to Derbyshire is pretty exciting."

  5. Fugitive robber arrested

    A violent robber who went on the run from Sudbury open prison more than a year ago is back in custody, Derbyshire Police says.

    Michael Ossai, 45, handed himself in at a police station in Bury after failing to return from temporary leave in January 2014 while serving a 16-year sentence.

  6. Simpson's Millers warning

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County can leapfrog Bournemouth and Middlesbrough to the top of the Championship if they beat Rotherham tonight.

    However, Rams first team coach Paul Simpson has warned the Millers have improved a lot since they lost 1-0 at the iPro Stadium on the opening day of the season.

  7. Drivers bailed after death crash

    The drivers of a minibus and lorry involved in a fatal crash in Tutbury have been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

    Two Spanish workers in the minibus were killed when it was in collision with the lorry on Tutbury Road on Sunday morning.

    Police said a third man remained in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

  8. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Day one of the annual Shrovetide Football match is under way in Ashbourne.

    Shrovetide Football match

    I'll bring you the latest in my 17:00 bulletin.

  9. Cost of terror cover

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    South Derbyshire District Council has revised down how much it spends on terrorism insurance.

    It says the correct amount is £7,839.25, rather than the original figure given of £26,299.74.

  10. Determined to win

    Matthew Barlow

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The Up'ards and Down'ards are displaying the usual determination and commitment the game of Royal Shrovetide Football has become known around the world for.

    Shrovetide football

    Can the Down'ards avenge last year's loss?

  11. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 16:00 bulletin, Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin speaks about his admiration for Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football.

  12. No return from Mars

    BBC Radio Derby

    Oakwood student Ryan MacDonald has made it through to the next round of an international competition to win a place on a one-way mission to Mars next decade.

    He said: "My family is quite supportive - I've never made any secret that I've really wanted to go into space since I was very young - but they weren't really expecting the one-way aspect."

  13. Thousands more child porn pics found

    Derby Telegraph

    A paedophile who was previously jailed for having more than 100,000 indecent images of children hid a laptop, an iPad and an iPhone from police, on which were 14,000 more illegal photographs.

  14. Actor talks charity

    Andy Potter

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    Derby actor Gwen Taylor has been in the city this morning to give support to breast cancer fundraising.

    Gwen Taylor at charity event

    She's had surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer herself. I'll be finding out more at 15:15.

  15. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In the news at 15:00 on BBC Radio Derby: The Royal Shrovetide game in Ashbourne has got underway.

    Hear more on this story and others in the bulletin shortly.

  16. Dogg day for Peak District

    Derbyshire Times

    A usually sleepy Peak District village will be rocked to the core when a hip hop superstar takes to the stage at the county's premier music event.

  17. Minister backs Shrovetide game

    Matthew Barlow

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin is in Ashbourne for today's Royal Shrovetide Football game and he told me he hoped the event would continue for many years to come.

    He said: "It would be a tragedy to see something like this go because it dates back to the 1700's, when it first started."

  18. Shrovetide under way

    Matthew Barlow

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The ball has been turned up by Mick Pepper to officially start this year's Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football.

    Mick Pepper

    Listen to BBC Radio Derby for regular updates over the next few hours.

  19. Send us your Shrovetide photos

    Email derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Andy Savage for this shot of crowds gathering in the centre of Ashbourne ahead of the start of Tuesday's play.

    Ashbourne Shrovetide crowd

    Send your Shrovetide Football pics to derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us @bbcderby.

  20. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The start of this year's Royal Shrovetide Football is getting under way in Ashbourne.

    I'll bring you the latest in my 14:00 bulletin.

  21. Your photos: Foggy reservoir

    Email derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Keith Bown for this marvellous pic of Ladybower Reservoir looking quite foggy at the weekend.

    Ladybower Reservoir

    If you've taken any cracking photos of Derbyshire, send them to derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us @bbcderby.

  22. Derby 'growing faster' than rival cities

    BBC Radio Derby

    Figures from RBS suggest Derby's economy was the strongest in the East Midlands in the last three months of 2014.

    The economy here grew by 4.1% according to the bank's regional growth tracker, almost double the growth rate of Nottingham and far faster than Leicester.

  23. Shrovetide 2015: Pre-game lunch

    Matthew Barlow

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Hundreds of people have been enjoying a meal at Ashbourne Leisure Centre ahead of today's Royal Shrovetide Football.

    Shrovetide lunch

    The first game will begin at 14:00 when local fundraiser Mick Pepper turns up the ball.

  24. Game set to start

    Ashbourne News Telegraph

    Ashbourne has shut down, the pubs are filling up, more than 500 people are tucking in to a three-course meal at the leisure centre and the countdown has begun to Shrovetide 2015.

  25. News on the hour

    Lucy Vladev

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 13:00 bulletin, Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin tells us he hopes Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football has a bright future.

  26. Jack sends Shrovetide greetings

    Derby actor Jack O'Connell has tweeted to wish everyone at today's Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne a good day.

    Boarded up Ashbourne shop
  27. Shrovetide time

    Matthew Barlow

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The bunting is out and shops have been boarded up ahead of this year's Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football.

    Ashbourne

    I'll be in the town all afternoon bringing you the latest from the famous event.

  28. Shop staff threatened with knife

    Burton Mail

    A 21-year-old man has been charged with robbery, following incidents in three Burton convenience stores in which staff were threatened with a knife.

  29. Getting cloudier

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It's a mild day with highs of 8C (46F) but it will become increasingly cloudy from the late afternoon onwards.

  30. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 12:00 bulletin, a Burton man is due in court charged with three supermarket robberies.

  31. Colin appeal handed cash

    BBC Radio Derby

    The Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal has been handed £500 by the Rolls-Royce Bikers and Walkers Club.

    Colin Bloomfield

    The group is made up of about 200 people who have spent the past two decades raising money for good causes.

  32. Cash for asbestos charity

    BBC Radio Derby

    A Derbyshire charity is being given more than £100,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

    The money will be used by the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team to provide bereavement services to those who have lost family members or close friends to asbestos-related diseases

  33. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 11:00 bulletin, a Derby man talks about the prospect of being one of the first humans to stand on the face of Mars.

  34. Festival welcomes US rap star

    Snoop Dogg has been named as the headline act for this year's Y Not Festival in Derbyshire.

    Snoop Dogg

    Basement Jaxx and Primal Scream will also appear at the three-day event, which starts in Pikehall on 31 July.

  35. Shrovetide congestion warning

    Derbyshire Dales District Council tweets: Unless you're there for the #Shrovetide football, best advice is to steer clear of #Ashbourne today! Starts 2pm today & tomorrow

  36. What councils pay for terror cover

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Our local councils are spending more than £280,000 a year insuring themselves against terror attacks.

    Council terror insurance infographic
  37. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 10:00 bulletin, I'll bring you more on councils in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire spending hundreds of thousands of pounds each year on insurance against terrorist attacks.

  38. One-way trip to Mars

    A 22-year-old student from Oakwood is one of five British people to make it through to a 100-person shortlist competing for the chance to embark on a one-way mission to Mars.

    Ryan MacDonald

    Ryan Macdonald hopes to become one of 40 people chosen to be sent to the red planet in four-person teams by a private Dutch firm from 2025.

  39. Thousands spent on terror cover

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Here's how much councils in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire are spending on insurance against terror attacks each year:

    • Derby City Council - £111,300
    • Derbyshire County Council - £96,990
    • South Derbyshire District Council - £26,299.74
    • Chesterfield Borough Council - £25,541.34
    • Erewash Borough Council - £9,010
    • East Staffordshire Borough Council - £9,000.80
    • North East Derbyshire District Council - £6,317.60
    • Amber Valley Borough Council - £3,767.74
    • Bolsover District Council - £0
    • Derbyshire Dales District Council - £0
    • High Peak Borough Council - £0
  40. Rams target top spot

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County can go top of the Championship with a win at Rotherham United this evening.

    Returning midfielder George Thorne is likely to be on the bench again after appearing as an unused substitute in Saturday's FA Cup game.

  41. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Derbyshire and East Staffordshire's councils are spending hundreds of thousands of pounds insuring themselves against terrorist attacks.

    You can hear more on this story in my 09:00 bulletin.

  42. Shrovetide football to begin

    BBC Radio Derby

    Cars have been moved and shop windows boarded up in preparation for Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football.

    Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football 2014

    Thousands of people are expected to join in and watch the annual event over the next two days.

  43. Councils pay for terror insurance

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Councils in Derbyshire are spending thousands of pounds each year insuring themselves against terrorism.

    Derby City Council spends £111,300 a year and Derbyshire County Council spends £96,990.

    But three councils - Bolsover District, Derbyshire Dales District and High Peak Borough - have not taken out terrorism insurance (although Bolsover believes terror may be covered by its general insurance policy).

  44. Sun follows frost

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    After a slight frost it will be dry and sunny for much of the day, although some patches of cloud may spread in from the west towards the end of the afternoon.

    Sara Blizzard

    It will feel mild in the sunshine with highs of 8C (46F).

  45. Good morning

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone. I'll be bringing you all of today's news, sport, travel and weather from the BBC Derby newsroom.

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